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The Bears will host the Packers for the 2019 season's opening night on Thursday Sept. 5.

Analysis: It is a break with the NFL's recent tradition of having the defending Super Bowl champions host the opener, but the league wants to do something special as it begins its 100th anniversary season. Bears/Packers is as classic as it gets. The Patriots, who are no strangers to Thursday night openers, will instead host the first Sunday Night Football clash of the year. We would be remiss if we left out that both games will be airing on NBC.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Dr. Octopus said:

 

The Bears will host the Packers for the 2019 season's opening night on Thursday Sept. 5.

Analysis: It is a break with the NFL's recent tradition of having the defending Super Bowl champions host the opener, but the league wants to do something special as it begins its 100th anniversary season. Bears/Packers is as classic as it gets. The Patriots, who are no strangers to Thursday night openers, will instead host the first Sunday Night Football clash of the year. We would be remiss if we left out that both games will be airing on NBC.

I bet they try to spin-in as tradition or whatever but I bet the league wanted something other than what they got in the Super Bowl.  >>>>>>>>> Super Bowl ratings 2019: Patriots-Rams lowest in a decade

Don't forget that the 2018 season had reversed a two-year trend of lower TV ratings up until the SB.  

I honestly believe the Browns and Baker Mayfield played a big role in turning around the TV ratings and the Pats have been bumped to the Sunday Night game with the opponent TBD.  Their have been rumors the league wants the Browns to face the Pats in the Sunday Night game opener.

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3 minutes ago, Bracie Smathers said:

I bet they try to spin-in as tradition or whatever but I bet the league wanted something other than what they got in the Super Bowl.  >>>>>>>>> Super Bowl ratings 2019: Patriots-Rams lowest in a decade

Don't forget that the 2018 season had reversed a two-year trend of lower TV ratings up until the SB.  

I honestly believe the Browns and Baker Mayfield played a big role in turning around the TV ratings and the Pats have been bumped to the Sunday Night game with the opponent TBD.  Their have been rumors the league wants the Browns to face the Pats in the Sunday Night game opener.

I don't think it's ratings related, I think it's Kraft related.  They don't want the focus to be on sex trafficking leading up to the opening game.  With the Pats kicking off Sunday night, the Thursday night focus will be on the game.

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Just now, BassNBrew said:

I don't think it's ratings related, I think it's Kraft related.  They don't want the focus to be on sex trafficking leading up to the opening game.  With the Pats kicking off Sunday night, the Thursday night focus will be on the game.

Ah. good call.  THAT makes much more sense.

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They’re showing last year’s Bears Packers game where Rodgers got carted off, then came back in the 4th for the unlikely comeback.

naturally, I was facing ARod/Allison in that game, and it was absolutely brutal. I lost that week by 3 points. 

What a kick in the nads to start the season. 

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6 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

They’re showing last year’s Bears Packers game where Rodgers got carted off, then came back in the 4th for the unlikely comeback.

naturally, I was facing ARod/Allison in that game, and it was absolutely brutal. I lost that week by 3 points. 

What a kick in the nads to start the season. 

Sort of same.  I went into that game with Chicago D to go, and needed a good but not great performance out of them to win, my opponent was done.  They started off hot, several sacks, a turnover I think, maybe an int., and I took the lead by 2-3 points when Rodgers went out.  Figured I had it sewn up, the backup's in now, I'll get a couple more sacks out of Mack and coast.  Rodgers comes back in, scores points, my score goes backward, and I lost by like 1 point.  Fun times 👍

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This one will be over fast. The Packers are a 5-11 team at best, the bears a 14-2 team. The bears will win the Super Bowl, the Packers will have to hope for better luck in the draft. Shame these two teams are rarely good at the same time. Kind of takes the fun out of the rivalry. The bears beat the Packers, 52-10. 

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22 minutes ago, flapgreen said:

Mitch gonna ball out tonight. It'll be glorious. 

Like, he’ll literally play football with one ball out?  Do Unis even have zippers or are you envisioning some sort of year? 

Because tbh that would be slightly less than glorious. :unsure:

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2 hours ago, IheartGuinness said:

This one will be over fast. The Packers are a 5-11 team at best, the bears a 14-2 team. The bears will win the Super Bowl, the Packers will have to hope for better luck in the draft. Shame these two teams are rarely good at the same time. Kind of takes the fun out of the rivalry. The bears beat the Packers, 52-10. 

iheartGuinness

You seem to have taken your handle a little too seriously today. :banned:

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3 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

Like, he’ll literally play football with one ball out?  Do Unis even have zippers or are you envisioning some sort of year? 

Because tbh that would be slightly less than glorious. :unsure:

Huge balls that can't both be contained. 

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Just now, sho nuff said:

I do like him...even disliking Chicago sports as much as I do.

Thought he was looking a bot old today though.

Don't know if it's age or possibly that he looks like he lost a little weight and was maybe a tad out of breath at end. 

Still tho, not to many better than Cornelison

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1 minute ago, GregR said:

I really hate opera singer National Anthem renditions. Though, that dude did have some pipes.

 

1 minute ago, flapgreen said:

Cornelison so awesome. Owning the National Anthem! 

 

1 minute ago, flapgreen said:

So awesome 

Seriously? I may have to go back and listen again, as I wasn't intently focused, but it sounded HORRIBLY out of tune to me the first time around.

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